“Gaon mein log chup-chap mar ja rahe hain, jal ja rahe hain (In the villages, people are silently dying and silently being cremated)," said Utpal Pathak, a Varanasi-based journalist ...Let’s say 5% people in each (funeral) sector profited—from wood contractors to pandits," said Kaushal Raj Sharma, district magistrate of Varanasi.
A petitioner in Sri Krishna Janmbhoomi case has moved an application seeking a court order like the one passed by the Varanasi court ordering scientific excavation at Shahi Masjid Eidgah in Mathura ... In place of Sri Krishna Janambhoomi, Shahi Masjid Eidgah was brought up,” said Mahendra Pratap Singh, the petitioner and a lawyer in the case.
BJP’s massive temple project in Varanasi has led to demolition of many old structures in the city [File... “We also want the status to remain the same but we want the court to decide whether it is a mosque or a temple,” Vijay Shankar Rastogi, the lawyer who filed the petition for the Hindu parties in the Varanasi matter, told Al Jazeera.
Dr Dave calls himself an ‘accidental’ doctor who started his higher education journey with mechanical engineering at IIT (BHU), Varanasi. Dr Dave calls himself an ‘accidental’ doctor who started his higher education journey with mechanical engineering at IIT (BHU), Varanasi.
The direction was issued following a petition filed by Vishwakarma’s lawyer Sarvajeet Yadav, who had alleged that he was killed in a conspiracy. A native of Varanasi, Vishwakarma was in a three-day police custody when the death took place ...Police said Vishwakarma was a history-sheeter with 17 cases against him in Jaunpur, Azamgarh, Varanasi and Mau.